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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19

Annual Review and Forecast

October 2018

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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast

The definitive annual review and forecast

The container industry is facing more challenging headwinds with gloomier economic outlooks and rising protectionism adding another level of unpredictability to the market. Our Container Market Annual Review and Forecast provides the accuracy, detailed insight and industry knowledge required at such a time.

Key areas covered:

  • World container trade and port volumes
  • Global supply and demand
  • Trade Route analysis
  • Freight rates and carrier financials
  • The charter market and S&P


Drewry’s Container Market Review takes a look back at the developments over the last year and how they sit within the broader picture of the container market. Drewry continues to enhance the analysis provided, with relevant forecasts through to 2022.

The Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19 is one of Drewry Maritime Research’s annual reports, providing a complete review of the industry whilst also presenting detailed forecasts for key metrics. This report is also available as part of the Container Forecaster set of reports.

 

This annual review and forecast is the 3rd quarter edition of the Container Forecaster annual subscription - released on a quarterly basis.


More Information

Fast facts

  • Average one-year time charter rates
  • Recorded monthly time charter levels
  • Average slot charter rates
  • Development of second-hand prices
  • Recent container sale & purchase activity
  • Newbuild and demolition prices

News

Proposed US auto tariffs would have a significant negative impact on key East-West trade routes

Proposed US auto tariffs would have a significant negative impact on key East-West trade routes
Key US ports, leading global container lines and specialist car carriers will all be adversely impacted should the proposed US auto tariffs be implemented in the second quarter of 2019, according to an impact analysis published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Satisfaction survey in container transport: Shippers dissatisfied with clarity of surcharges and transit times

The level of satisfaction concerning container carriers among exporters, importers, and freight forwarders falls marginally, according to the third annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

A foggy outlook for container shipping, but a brighter tomorrow still likely

The container shipping industry is facing an exceptionally high level of uncertainty, ranging from the extra cost associated with IMO 2020 and how much carriers will recover from shippers, to the possibility of a trade recession and unknown future engagement by shipowners in large vessel building programmes, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

Second study identifies routing options and ample terminal capacity to gear-up short-sea container services, post-Brexit, to alleviate congestion through Dover

Alternative capacity could be provided by short-sea container services between the UK and EU to alleviate possible congestion at the Port of Dover post-Brexit, according to a study by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Events

Container Ports webinar briefing: Is supersizing ports the answer?

Join us at 0900 or 1600 GMT on Tues, 11 June 2019 to find out more on our latest research covering the container ports and terminals market. The session will be hosted by Neil Davidson, Senior Analyst in Drewry’s Ports and Terminals practice and Martin Dixon, Director - Head of Research Products at Drewry. Both executives will be available to take questions following a short 20 minute presentation.

TOC Europe 2019

Neil Davidson and Leticia Astudillo to present Drewry’s ports and terminals outlook for 2019.